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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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GENERAL ASSISTANCE TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
(No CFDA number)

I.    PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation:    P.L.  95-561, Section 1524.    (Expires September 30, 1988)

Funding Since 1980:


	Year
	Authorization
	Appropriation
 $ 3,000,000 2,700,000 1,920,000 1,920,000 1,920,000 2,700,000
	

	1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
	$ 5,000,000 5,000,000 2,700,000 2,700,000 2,700,000 5,000,000
		
Purpose Virgin
	: To provide general Islands.
	assistance to improve
	public education
	in the

Eligibility: Only the Virgin Islands is eligible for funds. As a direct
entitlement program, it is administered by a signed agreement between the
U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Education of the Virgin
Islands.

II.    RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417 (a)

A,    Goals and Objectives

The FY 1984 application from the Virgin Islands identified the following
objectives:

o   To  complete  activities   related  to  the  construction  and  renovation   of  two
curriculum centers and other educational  facilities.

o   To correct an asbestos  health hazard in all  public educational   facilities,

B.    Progress and Accomplishments

Full  implementation  of the  FY  1984  objectives has  been delayed  because funds
were withheld pending the  final decision  in United States of America v. Board
of Education of the City of Chicago.    H owe ve r~   the   Department   authorized   use
of FY 1985 money to fund the following 1984 activities:

o     Renovation of classrooms, educational facilities, and school offices

accommodating approximately   1,000   educators   or   support   staff   and   12960Q
students.

o     Removal and replacement of asbestos on roofs of 16 educational  facilities*on Under Chapter 2, Department of Education, Washington,